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Crazy Horse Memorial, Hill City, South Dakota

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  • Crazy Horse, just 10 minutes from Mountain View Lodge & Cabins

Hike Crazy Horse Memorial During the Volksmarch in June!

The memorial consists of the mountain carving (monument), the Indian Museum of North America, and the Native American Cultural Center. The monument is being carved out of Thunderhead Mountain between Custer and Hill City, roughly 17 miles from Mount Rushmore.  The head of Crazy Horse will be 87 feet (27 m) high; by comparison, the heads of the four U.S. Presidents at Mount Rushmore are each 60 feet (18 m) high.

The Crazy Horse Memorial is a mountain monument complex that is under construction in the Black Hills, in Custer County, South Dakota. It depicts Crazy Horse riding a horse and pointing into the distance.

Native American leaders chose Crazy Horse for the mountain carving because Crazy Horse was a great and patriotic hero. Crazy Horse’s tenacity of purpose, his modest life, his unfailing courage, and his tragic death set him apart and above the others.

Crazy Horse is a hero not only because of his skill in battle, but also because of his character and his loyalty to his people. Crazy Horse is remembered for how he cared for the elderly, the ill, the widowed and the children. His dedication to his personal vision caused him to devote his life to serving his people and to preserving their valued culture.

Crazy Horse died young, his life tragically cut short. The spirit of Crazy Horse, however, remains as a role model of selfless dedication and service to others. Today, his values and his story serve as an inspiration for people of all races.

The Volksmarch is held the first full weekend in June. Volksmarchers can begin their hike at Crazy Horse Memorial by registering between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. (MT) either Saturday or Sunday.

New in 2013, the Crazy Horse Memorial autumn hike on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 29 and 30, will be the public’s second chance of the year to walk up the world’s largest mountain carving in progress. 

Content for this article take from Crazy Horse Memorial website.

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